Charlize Theron Tells Chelsea Handler How To Act Drunk On-Screen (VIDEO)

12/15/2011 08:24 am ET | Updated Dec 15, 2011

Charlize Theron stopped by "Chelsea Lately" (Weeknights., 11PM ET on E!) last night and she and host Chelsea Handler swapped a few acting tips.

Theron disagreed with Handler's assertion that actors need to be "a little bit drunk to be believable" playing drunk. Then she revealed the secret to playing a drunk character on-screen: Act sober.

In her opinion, that's what people do when they really are drunk, so instead of staggering and slurring -- "nobody does that" -- she works really hard to maintain the pretence that her character is not, in fact, drunk at all.

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